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Posted 4 months ago

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nutsabotas6
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I bought this bottle opener at a yard sale. It came with about 100 swizzle sticks and other bar items. Last week I was looking at bottle openers on E- Bay, when I spotted this one. The seller said the handle was Bakelite, so I had this bottle of Turtle Wax that I tried on it and low and behold the cotton swab turned a yellowish brown, indicating Bakelite.

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  1. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 4 months ago
    I tested a bottle opener handle with this cotton swab and the polish shown here. As you can see the swab turned a yellowish brown, indicating Bakelite. I also ran hot water over it and then gave it a whiff, Ooh did it stink. Now I know about Bakelite. The polish cost only 1.99, at the drug store, much cheaper than the alternative and easier to get.

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